11 Jan '18, 8pm

Widespread protests force Tunisian army deployment

<a href=’#’><img alt=’Dashboard 1 ‘ src=’https://public.tableau.com/static/images/Tu/TunisiaProtests/Dashboard1/1_rss.png’ style=’border: none’ /></a> The Tunisian government deployed over 2,000 troops this week as protests over increased taxes spread. Government officials indicated the army will be protecting government installations, following an incident in which protesters burned a security headquarters near the Algerian border, prompting police to flee. Over the weekend, several opposition activists were arrested in the capital of Tunis after protesting a new government taxation on basic goods. The wave of protests comes on the heels of the seven-year anniversary of the death of Mohammad Bouazizi, the Tunisian fruit vendor who set h...

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